The Permanent Secretariat for the Pacific has launched a second call for applications for projects contributing to the regional insertion of French collectivities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna.
The Fund for economic, social, cultural and scientific cooperation in the Pacific, referred to as the “Pacific Fund”, is a tool for regional cooperation for France in the Pacific. It was created in 1985 and is funded by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
- The projects must be jointly financed for at least 50% of the total sum of eligible expenses.
- This contribution must not include management fees and costs associated with salaries.
- In-kind valorisation, such as loans of premises or equipment, made by beneficiary organisations must not exceed 20% of the total amount of the project.
To be eligible, projects must fall under at least one of the following categories:
- Fight against climate change and risk management for natural disasters
- Economic and industrial projects (feasibility study, training actions, etc.)
- Health security and food security (fight against endemic diseases, fishery managements, etc.).
- Projects must be submitted by the New Zealand partner and must involve at least one partner from New Caledonia, French Polynesia or Wallis and Futuna.
- Preference will be given to projects highlighting planned efforts for communication.